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Coronavirus - Latest information and advice

We have now invited all patients 18 and over.  If you have not heard from us, please ring the surgery for an appointment.

Supplies of the vaccine are currently limited; therefore it is crucial that you attend your appointment.

Please let us know ASAP if you can’t come so that someone else can benefit from the appointment.

The vaccination site is :  

Bankfield Surgery

15, Huddersfield Road,

Elland

HX5 9BA.

See map

Note: Enter the clinic from the Rear entrance which will be clearly signposted.

 

This site covers patients from Bankfield Surgery, Brig Royd Surgery, Stainland Road Medical Centre and Station Road Surgery. The service has been set up by collaboration between the teams from all 4 surgeries and will be staffed by their administration staff and clinicians along with other trained additional staff, as required.

The vaccine is difficult to transport. Therefore regretfully, we are currently unable to offer home visits to administer  it.  In view of this, we have made special arrangements to assist you to attend (see below). The clinic fulfils Coronavirus safety requirements including social distancing.

Transport – we would ask that a family member or friend bring you, if this is possible.

Be sure to wear a face covering, sanitise your hands and travel with windows open in the taxi.

Parking is available on site, however, consider being dropped off at the entrance and collected later. Parking wardens will be able to help.

Additionally, the lower part of Timber Street car park will be reserved for clinic use. There are pedestrian crossing points from the surgery.

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Bring a face covering and be sure that you are not suffering from Coronavirus symptoms (persistent fever or cough, or loss of sense of taste or smell).

  • Be aware that there is a 15 minute observation period after the vaccination – particularly if you are making arrangements for being picked up.
  • Wheelchairs – are available in clinic to assist you from your car/taxi and through the clinic, if you need this. Arrive 5 minutes early and ask your driver to enter the clinic to collect a wheelchair and further assistance if you require.
  • Once in the surgery we ask you to be sure that your outerwear is removed. Please wear suitable clothing with easy access to your upper arm. The vaccination will be administered just like a flu jab.
  • The vaccination is expected to be similar to flu vaccination with the possibility of a mild soreness around the injection site, and /or the development of a temporary fatigue or temperature (as the immune response develops) several hours later.
  • It is fine to attend for your appointment if you have a minor illness – so long as you aren’t suffering from a high temperature or feel generally unwell or poorly. Contact us ASAP if so, so that we can offer the vaccination to someone else. If you need medical advice our staff will be able to help you in the usual way.
  • Please read the Patient Information Leaflet ‘Coronavirus vaccination for adults’ (on your surgery website) before coming. We shall ask you if you have done this in order to gain, and record, your informed consent. Additionally, there is other information regarding the vaccination, on the website. Please ask a family member to print out or show you these leaflets on their computer, tablet or laptop if you are unable. Unfortunately, we cannot rely on the post at this time of year to send everything out to you in time.
  • Mobile phone numbers. These are crucial in case we need to contact you quickly. Please provide us with a family member’s mobile phone number if you, and they, are happy to do this. Text messaging is instant and is ideal in the event that arrangements change, which they might.

For example, we are reliant on the vaccine being delivered the day before clinic. It is an unstable vaccine and will only stay fresh for a few days; therefore we cannot pre-order it and store it for long periods. There have been reports of missed deliveries resulting in last minute appointment alterations. Whilst this is regretful, these things are out of our hands and are understandable given the particular specifications needed for this vaccine.

Therefore, please bear with us!

 

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

The doctors, nurses, managers and staff of:  

Calder and Ryburn Primary Care Network,

(Bankfield Surgery, Brig Royd Surgery, Stainland Road Medical Centre and Station Road Surgery)

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